data collection and analysis softwareAll of the testing in the world means nothing if you don’t have a way to collect the data and analyze it effectively for your business. Data collection and analysis software should be easy-to-use and designed specifically for the type of work that you do. It should be compatible with your equipment, computers, and industry requirements. Chatillon ForceTest offers a powerful and intuitive solution for collecting data with branded digital force gauges and torque gauges. Force and torque testing software interfaces directly with your digital gauges, providing the ability to perform tests and create graphs using a personal computer. Explore all of the benefits of Chatillon test equipment and software at CSC Force Measurement.

How the Software Works

One of the most significant benefits of using Chatillon ForceTest software with your Chatillon brand testing devices is that it is very straight-forward and easy-to-use, regardless of the experience of the operator. This Windows-based data collection and analysis software package is designed specifically to be used with Chatillon digital force gauges and torque gauges. For the client, what this means is that the test results are presented in a user-friendly spreadsheet format that was created to assist in the analysis of data. The force and torque testing software can also be programmed to perform common mathematical and statistical calculations to make using this program even more advantageous.

Interfaced directly with your digital force gauge, Chatillon ForceTest enables you to automatically perform tests and create graphs using a personal computer. Choose to view the test results via a live graph on the screen while the test is running or collect data for later review. The interface itself is colorful and allows for quick and simple use to ensure that all compression, tensile, torque, peel, and friction tests are easy to set-up and perform accurately. Just clicking a few buttons will provide force measurement options, such as compress to rupture, compress to limit, pull to limit, and pull to break, quickly and easily. Pre-test questions can also be added to further simplify results, such as limit force, elapsed time, average force, maximum force, and peak force, which can all be set to display in the live graph or be collected for later use.

Compatibility is Key

Another reason why so many of our clients prefer to use this data collection and analysis software with their Chatillon digital force gauges and torque testing equipment is that it is highly compatible. The compatibility is not just with Chatillon testing equipment, but also with the most common types of operating systems and software used by businesses today. The test results are initially presented in a spreadsheet format so the user can analyze the data and perform any additional statistical calculations on-demand. However, the spreadsheet results can also be exported directly into Excel, while the graphs and other test results can be exported directly into either PDF or Word formats for easy analysis and use.

Currently compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 sP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 operating systems, the Chatillon ForceTest software is Windows-based and designed for use with personal computer (PC) type systems. Brand compatibility with Chatillon test stand equipment includes the popular DFE II and DFS II Series, as well as the previous generations of DFE I and DFS I Series to replace the use of NEXYGEN DF software. When you purchase a DFS II Series digital force gauge from CSC Force Measurement, the Chatillon ForceTest force and torque testing software comes free of charge. Chatillon makes it easy to take your data collection and analysis software tasks to the next level with this intuitive and powerful solution.

Hardware Requirements

In order to effectively use Chatillon ForceTest, the minimum hardware requirements for a PC to use this product with Microsoft Windows operating system is 2 GB of available hard disk space and a 1024 by 768 pixel display. You will also need a minimum of 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 GB of RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit). Other standards that must be met include at least one USB port or RS232 port, which can be used with the SPK-DF-RS232 cable, and of course, the Chatillon DF I, DF II, DFS I or DFS II Series digital force gauges. You can view the complete Data Sheet or download the manual for Chatillon ForceTest on the CSC Force Measurement website for further details, or you can contact our team directly by calling 1-800-866-3672 to speak with one of our representatives about your needs. We can match you with the best equipment or data collection and analysis software based on your specifications or industry requirements.